Supreme Court Issues Decision on Reopening Cases Due to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Mata v. Lynch, noting that an individual may request that his/her case be reopened even if the Motion comes after the filing deadline if he/she received ineffective assistance of counsel from a prior attorney.

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